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Japan Small Group Tour : Autumn Leaves Package 9 days

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Going on a small group tour is a great way to discover Japan for the first time. On our Best of Japan Tour Autumn Leaves Tour Package, you will travel with a group with a maximum of 6 participants. This comprehensive Japan tour will let you discover Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka through interesting and fun guided tours and cultural experiences.

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Best Of Japan Tour (Autumn Leaves Tour Package) Description

Your discovery of Japan starts in Tokyo, where you will do an insightful private tour of the city on your 2nd day. You will do similar guided day tours in Nara and Kyoto, and there will be plenty of time for extra experiences in the schedule as well. We offer optional tours or tickets to popular destinations like Tokyo Disneyland, teamLab Toyosu, the Ghibli Museum, Universal Studios Japan, or a one-day trip to Hiroshima. We can give you personalized advice on good activities to do by yourself on your free days.

But that is not all; you will not only get to see the best highlights of Japan with the beautiful backdrop of fall foliage, but you will also stay at a traditional ryokan and enjoy a kaiseki dinner in Kyoto’s Arashiyama. This area is one of the best foliage viewing spots in Kyoto. We will organize a night tour to enjoy illuminated autumn leaves and you also get the chance to observe the colorful leaves in the morning without any crowds near the ryokan.

Small Group Tour (Autumn) Date and Price

Arrival and departure: Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka
Tour start date: November 11th, 2023 (please arrive in Tokyo at the latest on this day)
Tour price: USD 2,890 per person (based on twin/triple room)
Solo traveler price: USD 3,280
Child price (age 4-11): USD 2,080

Japan Autumn leaves Tour Highlights

Day 1: Meet and Greet at airport (Narita or Haneda) – Transfer to hotel – Free afternoon in Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo Tour – 8-hour guided tour

Day 3 : Free day in Tokyo – we offer several optional tours and tickets!

Day 4 : Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone – Bullet train – Kyoto

Day 5 : Kyoto Tour

Day 6: Kyoto – Nara Tour

Day 7 : Nara – Osaka Tour

Day 8: Free day in Osaka – we offer several optional tours and tickets!

Day 9: Free morning in Osaka – Airport

Small group Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Meet and Greet at airport (Narita or Haneda) – Free afternoon in Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! You will be greeted by our driver at the airport and get a transfer to the hotel by private van. You will have the rest of the afternoon to explore Tokyo by yourself. We are happy to advice you on how to fill in your time! You can check in at your hotel from 3 PM.
Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome
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Tokyo Tower in the twillight, Japan
Day 2 : Tokyo Tour (8-hour guided tour)

Your guide will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel at 9 am, and the first visit of the day is to Asakusa. Your guide will explain you all about the history of this charming traditional area and take you not just to the main streets but show you some of its side streets as well. Then it is time to see a very different side of this multi-faceted metropolis as we head to Akihabara. The guide will tell you about Tokyo’s subcultures and show you some surprising sights you wouldn’t have found so easily by yourself. You will also get the opportunity to play a high-energy game. For lunch, we will take you to our favorite ramen shop.

After the madness of Akihabara we go to Imperial Palace Plaza where you will see the surroundings of where the Emperor and his family live including the famous Megane bridge. Next on the itinerary is Shibuya, a must-see for its crazy scramble crossing and loyal dog Hachiko. Don’t worry about getting lost, as your expert guide will lead the way.

Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome
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A busy street in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan during the day
Day 3 : Free day in Tokyo

Today you have a day for yourself to explore more of Tokyo’s highlights and lesser-known areas. Your guide can make you personalized recommendations at the end of the tour of day 2, or if you’d like to plan ahead you can have a look at our recommendations as well. If you are looking to make a day trip outside of Tokyo you can go to Nikko or Kamakura. In the evening the Shimbashi/Yurakucho area or Shinjuku are worth checking out for dinner and drinks.

Or would you like to have a fun-filled day in Tokyo Disneyland, be immersed in the digital artworks of teamLab Planets in Toyosu, discover the world of Miyazaki in the Ghibli Museum? We can arrange your tickets for you!

Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome
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Day 4 : Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone – Bullet train – Kyoto

Today, the guide picks you up at 8 AM in your hotel lobby and your first destination is the 5th station of Mt Fuji. After admiring this symbol of Japan from up close, you get back on the minivan to head to Hakone. In this volcanically active town, you will enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi and a ride in the cable car on Mt Komagatake. At 6 PM, you will board a bullet train to Kyoto, where you will arrive before 8 PM and spend the night. No assistant at Kyoto station, transfer to hotel on your own. just 2 mini from Kyoto station

Century Hotel Kyoto
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Mt Fuji view from Kawaguchiko lake in May
Day 5 : Kyoto Autumn Leaves Tour : Ryokan and Kaiseki dinner

The guide picks you up in the hotel lobby at 9 AM for your comfortable Kyoto tour with a private van. Today you will explore Kyoto’s highlights; the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion), the Kiyomizu Temple with gorgeous autumn foliage, and traditional neighborhood Ninenzaka. You will also experience a tea ceremony, after which you visit the Gion area were you can spot Geisha if you are lucky. Tonight you stay in a ryokan in forest-rich Arashiyama where we enjoy the hot spring and a fancy kaiseki dinner. After dinner, we will take a short night walk near the hotel to enjoy the illuminated foliage.
Arashiyama Ranzan Ryokan
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Day 6 : Kyoto – Nara Tour

Today we have an early start at 7 AM with a short morning tour of the Ryoanji Temple with autumn leaves, a Japanese garden, and a bamboo forest. Let’s enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere without any other tourists!

After breakfast, we go to Nara by train. No worries about your luggage, we arranged a baggage transfer to our next hotel. In Nara, we will enjoy a walking tour around the famous Todaiji Temple including the Nigatsudo, Nara Park which is full of tame deer, and the Kasuga Taisha shrine full of lanterns. We spend the night in Nara, where you can take a walk near the hotel after the sun sets, you are bound to find something interesting…
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Kasuga Taisha shrine in Nara, Japan
Day 7 : Nara – Osaka Tour

Today we have another early morning, as the guide will take you on a 6.30 AM walk through the deer park. This early in the morning, there are no other tourists around and the deer are naturally active, giving you a great opportunity to see why in Japan they are seen as divine messengers of the gods.

After breasfast, we take a local train to Osaka which brings us there within 1 hour. Leaving the luggage at the hotel, the guide will then take you on an Osaka walking tour that features Osaka Castle, the modern Umeda Sky Building, and the colorful Dotonbori area. For lunch, you get to sample an Osaka delicacy called kushiage, delectable fried meat and vegetables on a skewer.

Hotel Hankyu Respire Osaka
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Dotonbori neon at night, Osaka, Japan
Day 8 : Free day in Osaka

Today you have a day for yourself to explore more of Osaka’s highlights and lesser-known areas. Your guide can make you personalized recommendations at the end of the tour of day 7. You can also opt for booking our optional tour or tickets. Today’s optional tour is a 1-day tour to Hiroshima to learn more about the city’s history and see the most interesting highlights. Alternatively, tickets can be arranged for Universal Studios Japan, one of the country’s best and largest theme parks.

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torii gate in water at miyajima japan
Day 9 : Free morning in Osaka – Airport

Depending on the time of your flight home or other plans, you might still have the morning in Osaka to spend freely. In that case, you could do some last-minute souvenir shopping in Shinsaibashi-suji street or Tenjinbashi-suji street or visit the iconic Namba Yasaka shrine. You will get a private van transfer to the airport. Thank you very much for coming to Japan and we hope to see you again! Do you want to stay in Japan longer? Please mention this on your inquiry form and we are happy to help you plan the rest of your trip, too!
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7 nights Western-style accommodation, 1 night Japanese-style accommodation
Meet and greet upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport
Airport transfers on arrival and departure
Guided tour as described in the itinerary
Transportation: Included as described in the itinerary (a mix of private minivans and public transportation)
Meals as described in the itinerary
Admission fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary


International airfares
Meals that are not included in the itinerary
Travel Insurance
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills


You can also extend your vacation before/after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, or other areas. We can provide an extension of your stay in the same hotel. Please contact us for inquiries!


Arrival / Departure Airports: For arrivals at Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND) airport, this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX)
Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice


  • 46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
  • 45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
  • 30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
  • 14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
  • 7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
  • Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee

Feedback From Clients

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Anna Leano – 2022 summer –

Really grateful we found you guys online, it was truly a great vacation. We had so much fun. And thank you so much for all the help and all the new information we learned about your culture. My daughter is super sad that we are leaving Japan. From day 1 to going home, you were always there assisting us.
From the bottom of our hearts, DOMO ARIGATO GOZAIMASU to all!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Luis – 2022 Summer from Spain –

Thank you, Kuni San. Kyle, the guide, is the greatest one! He should “train” all the guides, seriously! Thank you for booking for us the very best one! He is discrete, knows at first sight what the client likes or not, and then changes the schedule for their benefit. Believe me, you can be very happy having him on your staff.

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